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Bramley Arms

Picture source: Chris Amies

The Bramley Arms was situated on Bramley Road. Closed in the late 1980s, it is now used as offices. Used as a location in the films Quadrophenia (1979) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951).
The Bramley Arms was my Dad's pub back in the early seventies his name was Nipper or Nip to his friends.
It was often open all hours and I remember he used to shut the doors and everyone would play monopoly for 500 per person in the pot. He used to be up all night playing. Or there were card games played a lot. There was a killing outside during the 1960's somebody was shot.
My dad was beaten up for not paying protection money and this was news headlines in the local paper around 1973. My brother and myself were sent away to stay with relatives because of a volatile situation. I have many good memories of the pub though and when we left around about 1975 I was very sad to go.
Some of the episodes of the Sweeney were done there and I had good memories of John Thaw and Dennis Waterman drinking at that time during a break on set.
Denise Andrews, nee Sandell (December 2015)
This pub was featured in Alex Cox's film 'Sid & Nancy' (1986) as The Old Mahon.
Margaret Pringle (June 2021)
It also features in the opening sequences of The Bill Series 4 episode 38, where Burnside meets his snout.
Gary Spaven (June 2023)

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Name Dates Comments
Denise Andrews 1971/1975 I was the daughter of the publican Nipper Sandell.
Other Photos
Date of photo: 1989

Picture source: Paul Fretwell

Still from The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Picture source: Shaun Russell

Still from Betrayal (1983)

Picture source: Gary Lucidon